Packers WR Donald Driver told Bill Michaels of WTMJ 620 AM in Milwaukee that he does not expect to play this week against the Cowboys (via Twitter). Driver has been battling a quad injury.
“(Driver’s) had actually two separate injuries to his quad,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said (via the Green Bay Press-Gazette). “He initially had a quad bruise and then had a quad strain on top of it. Donald’s a fighter. Just the fact, as I’ve stated before, when he misses practice, it’s very unusual.
“We felt that giving him the time off this week, he’d be able to play in the game. He pushed through it last week but was unable to get through the Jet game (Sunday). We’ll probably take a little more cautious approach with him this week.”
Packers WR James Jones becomes an excellent option this week against the Cowboys. Dallas was lit up by the Jaguars QB David Garrard in Week 8. Feeling pretty good about QB Aaron Rodgers chances right now. In fact, WR Jordy Nelson is also an option. But Jones is the guy who should be your highest priority right now.
– Adam Rank